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QUT statistician becomes first female to win Pitman Medal

07-12-2016 QUT's leading mathematician and statistician Professor Kerrie Mengersen has been awarded the Pitman Medal, the highest honour to be presented by the Statistical Society of Australia.

Calls for national rural education strategy after poor science and maths results

07-12-2016 A leading educator in science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) studies is calling for a national rural education strategy in the wake of Australia’s backwards trend in international student rankings.

Original approach can aid economic comeback

07-12-2016 Australia must embrace “unconventional” measures to take control of its economic future or risk falling into recession, according to a QUT economist.

QUT honoured with three Australian Awards for University Teaching

07-12-2016 QUT has been recognised for education excellence and delivering outstanding learning programs after receiving three prestigious Australian Awards for University Teaching worth $25,000 each.

Weed slayer AgBot II on Darling Downs

07-12-2016 Darling Downs farmers will meet the future of farming on Wednesday, when QUT showcases its world-leading agricultural robot, AgBot II.

Christmas in ad land all about standing out from the crowd

06-12-2016 Once upon a time Christmas adverts were all about television, radio, print and billboards. Now they are multi-layered extravaganzas competing to get the most social media shares.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Health law experts for Victorian Govt response to End-of-life Choices report

06-12-2016 The Victorian Government’s response to the Inquiry into End-of-life Choices report will be released on Thursday.

QUT News & Events Wrap - December 5 edition

05-12-2016 Welcome to QUT's weekly round-up of news and events. For more updates as they happen, join 15,068 followers of @QUTmedia on Twitter. To subscribe to this wrap, please email

Could the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya arrive in Australia?

05-12-2016 Research on the risk of arrival in Australia of a debilitating disease spread by the same mosquito that carries Zika, is one of $2.8m in the latest NHRMC grants awarded to QUT. 

World-leading green-energy physicist joins QUT

02-12-2016 ARC Laureate Fellow and physicist Professor Dmitri Golberg will join 800 physics researchers at the Asia Pacific Physics Conference in Brisbane this week (December 4 to 8).


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